"Anxiety can protect us, energize us, teach us what we hold dear in life. When we discover its purpose, we harness its power."
- Tracy Foose, MD
Before starting my own practice in Marin, I was director of the Anxiety Disorders Program at UCSF Weill Institute of Neurosciences. My years spent in this role taught me that we are wired for fear and anxiety and the more we attempt to rid ourselves of these emotions the stronger they become. When we sit with our fear and anxiety and ask, "why are you here?" these emotions cease to act as tormentors and take on their intended role as protective messengers: helping us become wiser, stronger, and aware of goals and direction we did not know were there.